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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vintage Variety Pack



Vintage Thingies Thursdays with Coloradolady has arrived again. These days are clicking off much too fast for me. I do look forward to vintage day as it awakens a lot of memories for me.




This a vintage all metal bottle/can opener. The marking on the back is CMI APP MOD-Vaughn No. 56. This has been in my home for many years. It came from the estate of one of the family members. How many have you seen with black and white pearls.

This little fellow was spotted in an antique mall. I thought at first it was some type meat grinder. Trust me it is not. In case you do not know either, it is a vintage cast iron tobacco grinder. I had never seen one.

The MORTON Umbrella Girl has shown the salt pouring in wet weather since she first appeared on the box in 1914. This is a metal sign of her I saw in an antique mall. Through the years, several updates have been made in her hair and clothing, but the basic trademark has remained.

32 comments:

Karen said...

I love your collections... especially the Morton's Salt girl. I used to have a collection of this cute little girl.. glasses, tins, etc., but sadly lost it all in a fire years ago. I always wanted a little yellow hair, pig-tailed daughter... got three sons instead.. but would not trade them.
Thanks for the memories!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

I think we all know the morton's girl, but I have never seen a can opener with pearls! Wow!

Sunny said...

It's always fun to see your collections.
That's quite a fancy bottle opener, the first I've ever seen with pearls.
I just bought some Morton's Salt today!
☼ Sunny

Marydon said...

I remember Mother & all her neighbors/friends collecting Morton Salt items ... WOW! this takes me back, LV.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Postcardy said...

I have a lot of old openers because I used to collect them. I haven't seen decorated ones before.

Becky K. said...

I love how Morton Salt has kept their cute logo.

But that can opener with pearls? That's a new one to me.

Becky K.

Crystal said...

Love the bottle opener!! The other things are cute too! I love vintage items!

Elizabeth said...

What a pretty can opener LV! I have never seen one decorated like that - I've only seen old boring ones with writing or animal head shaped handles, but never ever one with Pearls! I'd be to scared to use it :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is an impressive bottle opener.It is too pretty to use.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow LV, That is one fancy bottle opener... My folks had one similar---but not nearly as FANCY.....

I thought that was a meat grinder also... Never heard of a tobacco grinder...

Yes---I remember the Morton's Salt Girl....

Great post. Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

NancyC said...

Those are great vintage items! Haven't seen a fancy can opener like that!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Gosh, I didn't know the Morton Girl changed her hair and outfits. Thanks for the update.

Deborah said...

I never realized before that the image had changed over the years so that was good to learn. Never saw a bottle opener like that nor a tobacco grinder either. Boy the things you see in antique shops LOL

Miri said...

First off: I just love your new header! Adorable!

WOW! a bejeweled can opener...has to be the best bling around!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What an elegant bottle opener. I had never seen a tobacco grinder before. I would have thought the same thing you did. Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

That is one fancy can opener!

Mama Zen said...

I thought it was a meat grinder, too!

ClassyChassy said...

Tobacco grinder??? I thought it was a meat grinder too! Who'd a thunk it???

AshTreeCottage said...

I have never seen a tobacco grinder either! Love the Morton Salt girl!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sarah said...

Your bottle opener is beautiful! I've never seen one like it but now I want to make a reproduction! :) I love the look of your blog too!

Have a happy VTT!

Sarah

Vonlipi said...

I've always loved the Morton's Salt girl.

The bottle opener is something I had never seen.

Happy VTT! :)

♥Georgie♥ said...

LOVE your vintage thingies!

Barbara Jean said...

That bottle opener is amazing!!
never seen one fancied up!! Too nice to use. =)

thanks for coming by.

blessings
barbara jean

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your Morton Salt things! I always loved the little girl with the umbrella :-) Thanks for sharing today LV.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Coloradolady said...

What great thingies today! Love the can opener....and I do remember that!! Have a great VTT!

Danica said...

Love everything!

Maureen said...

I've definitely never seen a can opener with pearls! I guess this one is meant to be more than just functional.

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

What a great collection. That can opener is so unique! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Just Breathe said...

I like to collect tins and tin signs. Some are old, some are new.

George said...

I've never seen a cast iron tobacco grinder before. Neither have I seen such a fancy can opener. But I remember the early versions of the Morton's label you shared.

Alisha said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the bottle opener!!! It is gorgeous!!!!!

-Alisha M.

Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing! As someone commented 'bling' on a bottle opener! WOW. Wonder if the tobacco grinder was for cigarettes or chewing tobacco? When I see Morton's little girl I always think of Gene Kelly in 'Singing in the Rain'. :)